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hit a bay bridge tower in san francisco bay two days ago. abc7 news talk with the ntsb what is involved in any investigation and joins us from treasure island. >> let me say this is not csi treasure island. the investigation will take more than an hour or a week or a year as they try to figure why that ship off of treasure island, the 750' oil tanker "overseas raymar" did what it did on monday. where will they repair the ship? there is a 20-member crew on board and a group was going to board the "overseas raymar" and is not with the ntsb but says they are with the marshal island registries where the tanker is from. the coast guard and investigators will work together to figure why it sideswiped the bay bridge tower west of yerba buena island on monday. the bar pilot was warned he was off coast and it is unclear whether fog played a role. i spoke with a ntsb in washington, dc, this morning. >> at this stage they are fact gathering and we cannot determine a cause early on in an investigation. it usually takes some time, maybe 12 to 18 months before we determine the cause but w
the ntsb joins the coast guard in investigating the collision on monday by an oil tanker in a bay bridge tower. abc7 has several new developments in the crash session to report. the coast guard says it warned the ship by radio it was in danger and the coast guard now is calling it a major marine casualty bass more than half a million in damage. this is a look from treasure island of the we ship, "overseas raymar" which is anchored in san francisco bay. we were over ahead when the coast guard investigators were on board yesterday interviewing the bar pilot, guy kleess, who was at helm when the accident occurred. he passed an alcohol test. a drug test result is pending. we will have more in 30 minutes. >> political leaders are tackling the issue of gun violence amid signs america is at a tipping point for taking action. vice president biden is holding high-level meetings today with victims groups, the n.r.a. and gun safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation.
treasure island. tomorrow the ntsb gets to work to find out what happened. the coast guard has listened to recordings of radio traffic and confirms the tanker overseas rain bar was warned it was on a collision course with the tower of the bay bridge. it came from the vessel traffic service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the helm at the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol test, the result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> the oil tanker was empty when it sideswiped the fenders. the bridge itself w
bridge. tonight as you can see that oil tanker remains anchored off treasure island. tomorrow the ntsb gets to work to find out what happened. the coast guard has listened to recordings of radio traffic and confirms the tanker overseas rain bar was warned it was on a collision course with the tower of the bay bridge. it came from the vessel traffic service. the new information is sure to be a factor when the ntsb begins its investigation. >> what we will be doing is gathering investigation. throughout the investigation we will be looking at the van, the machine and the environment. we will determine what caused this. >> sky 7hd shows coast guard investigators on board the overseas rain bar. they interest vied the bar pilot who was at the hf the acc. the time of the accident. he passed an alcohol tessult ofg result of a drug test are still pending. investigators also looked at the crushed hole from inside the ship. >> we continue to run through the records and conduct technical analysis. we will look at the internals of the vessel to get a good internal analysis of the hull itself. >> t
the ntsb joins the coast guard in investigating the collision on monday by an oil tanker in a bay bay bridge towe. we have several new developments to report. the coast guard says it warned the shape by radio it was in dangerous and the coast guard is calling it a major marine casualty because this is more than half a million in damage. here is a look from treasure island the overseas "overseas raymar" that remains anchored in san francisco bay. this is a live picture there, you can see it is lit up and, again, there will be boarding this morning, so that crews can continue to investigate. overhead, coast guard investigators were on before the tanker and they interviewed the bar pilot, guy kleess at the helm of where the accident occurred and he has passed an alcohol test, the results of a drug test yet pending. more on the investigation in 30 minutes. >> we have been tweeting about this since the story broke. you can keep up by following abc7 news bay area open twitter and more at abc7news.com including a slide show with pictures of the damage. >> a peninsula community is mobilizing
of unexpected vacation time enjoying the sights of san francisco bay as the coast guard and the ntsb get the investigations going. >> the abc7 news i-team has been digging into the background of guy kleess, piloting the "overseas raymar" at the time of the accident. there are three addresses under his name. one in san francisco. one in wyoming. what appears to be the current one in maryland. you see video provided to us by the san francisco bar pilots who work a week on and a week off but can trade ships. we asked shipping officials about the possibility of pilot fatigue and the bar pilot came to san francisco from maryland right before the crash. >> was he on a red eye? >> we do not know when he came on or off or when he got on or off the ship. >> the shipping industry has filed suit to get information of the pilot's shift and whether fatigue is a problem. the bar pilots and the board are appealing a september decision. you can keep up with new developments by following us at abc7 news.com. >> pittsburg police are saying a man acted in self-defense when he killed an intruder at his apar
but it is going to be a while before we know why it hit the tower of the bay bridge. the ntsb is looking at 18-month long investigation to determine if it was humor mechanical error. there was no damage to the bridge tower itself and the tanker did not leak oil in the bay. >> thank you. it is 4:34. the first family will attend a national prayer service at national cathedral a final day of inaugural-related events before the second term really starts with parties including lady gaga before politics as usual. >> the white house staffer have to have an inauguration but you right, the president will get back to business after so much pomp and circumstance. i wonder if he is sleeping in as there was a big night out last night. ♪ you can feel the power >> star-studded inaugural balls president obama and the first lady stole the spotlight. ♪ obama's on fire >> mrs. obama stunning in a ruby gown and the couple safer anywayed by jennifer hudson. ♪ i could go back >> the ball was a spectacular day of pomp with plenty of music. ♪ and the whole world >> a parade. a public swearing in at capitol. n
to arrive there today to assess the situation. >>> the ntsb is in new york this morning, investigating a ferry accident, which seriously injured 11 people. the packed commuter ferry was coming in from new jersey when it slammed into a dock in lower manhattan. passengers were sent flying. the ferry had just undergone a major overhaul that gave it new engines and a new propulsion system. >>> the former penn state football coach jerry sandusky faces a new court hearing today. his lawyers want a new trial and will argue they didn't have enough time to prepare for the first one because prosecutors gave them a flood of material at the last minute. sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse last june. >>> and now, we turn to an inspiring story of generosity from south florida. airport worker patrick morgan was just doing his job when he found an ipad with $13,000 in cash tucked inside. now, being an honest guy, morgan reported his find to police. as a reward, the ipad's owner gave morgan 60 bucks. but the good deed does not end there. morgan, then, gave that money to a needy co
sis of the hull. >> ntsb will work with the coast with guard to come up with a report that could take months. the bar pilot who was at the helm at that time passed an alcohol test. but the results of a drug test are pending. the oil tanker empty at the time struck a tower on the bay bridge protected by a system and the structure was not damaged. coast guard says fog doesn't seem to have been a factor. the tanker will remain on hold in the nl the investigation is concluded. >> next step may to the bay to get it further evaluated or repaired. >> the crew will remain on board that ship. now no oil leaked out of the tanker, it's worth mentioning the coast guard classified this as a major marine casualty. as you said damage has exceeded $500,000. i'm live on treasure island abc 7 news. >> and now i team has been digging into the record and our dan noyes got a angry reaction at the bar pilot office today. >> it's part of the job i'm used to heated reactions to investigations. but i never expect simple questions to get physical. >> well we went to the bar pilot office to ask questions one of
by the coast guard and other bodies would made sure they had the information they needed. the ntsb is investigating: agency says it could take 18 months before we know if man or machine was to blame for the accident. funds that are in preserve will be used to pay the $2 million or $3 million but they will seek reimbursement from the owner of the tanker. live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> thank you, katie. city leaders expect a big town out in oakland when the city considers bringing on a controversial police consultant, william bratton, former chief of los angeles and new york city will be consulted to reduce problems in oak. but tempers flared over possible available filing because he favored "stop and frisk" where police can stop anyone they think is suspicious. the oakland city council will take up the meeting tonight. >> in san francisco the use of tasers is the focus of a community meeting. right now the san francisco police department is the only agency in the bay area that does not use stun guns. the chief wants do launch a pilot program to he quinn -- to equip officers
's cop rating with the ntsb in the fire investigation. >> barry diller back to dreaming -- streaming service. ario planning to expand as legal battles drag on. right now it's only available in new york city. also announce it's raised $38 million in funding. broadcasters have appealed and new york judge's ruling that ario does not appear to violate copy write rite law. turning now to trading stocks retreating for a second day. investors await aid draw at corporate earnings season. shares pushing your bloomberg silicon valley index slightly lower. and here is a sign the economy may be improving from the global business travel association. usa today reports companies are expected to shell out more on business trips this year. apparently there is pent up demand to sit face-to-face with clients again. if you happen to be going on a trip and are anxious about luggage getting lost check out this gadget unveiled called track doth. -- dot. you leave itd in the luggage. kit tell what you city it's in, and update it in realtime. it costs about $50. there are activation fees service fees but bef
landing. the f.a.a. and ntsb and boeing joined the japanese team looking at the battery which is the focus of a world-wide grounding of the fleet. general officials say the casing was so swollen it expanded 1" and was charred. the battery leaked so much it was 10 pounds lighter than normal. all dreamliners in service around the world will undergo detailed inspections. >> actor robert wagner is refusing to talk with los angeles investigators arrest re-opening the case into the death of natalie wood, his wife, who drowned off catalina island on a boating trip which was listed as an accident originally but not the cause of death has been changed to "undemocraticked." the "los angeles times" reports that the investigators have interviewed 100 witnesses since the investigation was re-opened. they drove to wagner's colorado home to interview him but he refused. >> plenty of excitement for president obama's second inauguration with the former music promotor who called the bay area home. he has attended 7 nominations dating back to nixon in 1972 and seen carter and reagan and president clinton swo
and well. the plane remains submerged in the river. the ntsb is investigating what went wrong. the pilot did contact air traffic controllers and did make a may day distress call before that plane crashed. amazing stuff. >> listening to those tapes. my goodness. they survived half an hour in that water. >> almost half hour, yes. >> john, thanks so much. >>> we go to the west coast for a different kind of water threat. they're called sneaker waves. they strike suddenly. and they can sweep away the strongest swimmer. as neal karlinsky reports, a california woman is the latest victim. >> reporter: it's no surprise they're called sneaker waves. one look at the ones that have been captured on camera and you can see how suddenly they sweep in, knocking people hanging around otherwise peaceful shorelines off their feet. it's exactly what happened to 32-year-old susan archer, swept away sunday while working with her boyfriend, and their dog, trigger, along this northern california beach. >> you have to be careful of big waves. and we knew it. it just happened. >> reporter: tallerico said it was t
. >> reporter: a preliminary report by the ntsb should be out next week. when i asked her about sully sullenberger, she lit up and said, can you help me meet them? sully, if you are watching "gma," there's a fellow pilot with hudson river experience that wants to meet you. >> i'm so impressed. thank you, john. >>> time to go to sam for another look at the nation's weather. hey, sam. >> good morning, you guys. we're going to start with pictures out of maryland. in maryland, generally, we've had a lot of reports of water rescues from the rushing water. two to three inches of rain coming in. this is wjla with pictures coming out of that area right now. we will also start with this picture. another twitter picture this morning. we were supposed to get a live shot out of sioux falls. if you look up here, this is from our crew. they couldn't get the live shot there because they have a blow drier rigged to free the dish. it's that cold up there. from 3 degrees to minus 20, the real temperature in minot. 58 in new york. this settles in and swings to the east. but we're getting the drier skies
cockpit windshield, the electrical hitch is seriously to catch the attention of the ntsb, faa and aviation experts. united, which flies the only six 787s operating domestically, says it has no plans to take its dreamliners out of service. boeing says, it has extreme confidence in the 787. and it is 100% safe to fly. today, the faa will say, if it agrees. sources tell abc news that the faa is not going to ground the plane, signaling at least for now that it doesn't feel the plane's problems are safety issues right now. and it is safe to fly. george? >> okay, jim. thanks. >>> we have a medical alert now about america's most popular sleeping pill. and this one is especially for women. the fda now says that the recommended dose for ambien and its generic twin is too high. and they want to cut it in half. abc's lisa stark has the story. >> reporter: there's been case after case of so-called "sleep driving" on ambien and its generic. people taking the medication and somehow ending up on the road. it happened to this new jersey woman. and more recently, to kerry kennedy, the daughter of robert ke
are going to start giving out free flu shots. >>> the ntsb is in new york this morning investigating a ferry accident which seriously injured 11 people. the packed commuter ferry was coming in from new jersey when it slammed into a dock in lower manhattan. the impact sent passengers flying. federal investigators want to know if the high-speedboat was properly maintained and if crew members were doing their jobs. >>> along canada's hudson bay, a desperate race to save a pod of killer whales trapped by ice. about a dozen orcas have been taking turns coming up for air in a small break in the frozen water. people who live along the shore say the whales must have been surprised when the weather suddenly turned cold. the mayor has put out a call for an ice breaker, but none are close by. look at that. >>> flash flood warnings are in effect for most of louisiana this morning after two days of heavy rain. streets are impassable across the state today. schools will be closed in at least five parishes. rising floodwaters forced people from their homes in the baton rouge area, and the slow-moving storm
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